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Anchor Bar

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Italian, American, Pizza, Chicken Wings
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1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
716-884-4083
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the wait...it's not all hype

We were there on a Thursday night, and it was pretty crowded. We waited about 35 minutes and the waiting crowd had thinned out significantly by then so I guess we just got there at the wrong time. They have a lot of options on the menu. As others have noted, the prices are a little higher than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
jeneric717
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Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were there on a Thursday night, and it was pretty crowded. We waited about 35 minutes and the waiting crowd had thinned out significantly by then so I guess we just got there at the wrong time. They have a lot of options on the menu. As others have noted, the prices are a little higher than you might... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This bar is home of the original buffalo wings!! They have some great wing sauces especially the suicidal sauce! They even have chicken wing soup!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great wings seem to be everywhere in Buffalo. I never realized how seriously they take them there. We figured we might as well go for originals. We were not disappointed. Wings were good. The place was a tourist trap, but the environment is fun and the food is good. There's also a lot going on, so it is great for... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Food was good (a bit pricier than I had hoped.. but I'm pretty stingy so that isn't saying much.) Hubby had the wings (of course) and said they were great and I had chicken tenders (close enough to wings, right?) and they were only okay. Fun decor to look at on the walls and free parking. Glad we stopped by.

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Prepare to wait unless you get there early. Go so you can say you've been there. If you like motorcycle memorabilia, you will be happy. There's music occasionally. There are good beer choices. The waitstaff are very efficient. Honestly, I've had better wings.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

From what i heard from our hotel staff told us that this was the inventor of wings. It was amazing. Their wings were delicious.

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Elk Point, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great fun! Girlfriends and I were here and enjoyed the staff, and food. We were there early so we didn't have to wait for a table. One of my favorite memories!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended place, we went then with the kids. The food is as good as expected and the size of the portion is big enough to share it. Nevertheless, I would rate it average as the waitresses were not nice to us and tried to sell us more than necessary... I wonder if this is because the gratuity for 6p... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

To hear one tell it the Anchor Bar is the birthplace of the Buffalo wing. After having 10 hot wings for lunch, if it is the birthplace, they are still doing themselves proud. Best wings I have ever had and this was echoed by my wife, who had the mild wings. Pilsner was cold. We were there about 12:30 Sunday... More 

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Schomberg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

You will never be disappointed with the wings at the Anchor Bar. Not greasy, just right, medium sauce is a little hot which is perfect. The staff is awesome and very accommodating with any request! Drinks are inexpensive and beer is cold. Must eat there whenever in Buffalo.

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Additional Information about Anchor Bar

Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
Phone Number: 716-884-4083
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Chicken Wings

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-884-4083

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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